Definitions for inverseɪnˈvɜrs, ˈɪn vɜrs
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in•verseɪnˈvɜrs, ˈɪn vɜrs(adj.)
reversed in position, order, direction, or tendency.
(of a proportion) containing terms of which an increase in one results in a decrease in another.
inverted; turned upside down.
(n.)an inverted state or condition.
something that is inverse; the direct opposite.
Ref: inverse function.
Origin of inverse:
1605–15; < L inversus, ptp. of invertere; see invert
something inverted in sequence or character or effect
"when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"
reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity
"a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)"
The opposite of a given, due to contrary nature or effect.
The reverse version of a procedure.
Removing one's shoes is the inverse of putting one's shoes on
The inverse of an element x with respect to a binary operation is an element that when combined with x yields the appropriate identity element.
A statement constructed from the negatives of the premise and conclusion of some other statement: ~p u2192 ~q is the inverse of p u2192 q.
To compute the bearing and distance between two points.
Opposite in effect or nature or order
reverse, opposite in or order
Having the properties of an inverse.
(Kiowa-Tanaon linguistics) A grammatical number marking that indicates the opposite grammatical number (or numbers) of the default number specification of noun class.
Origin: Recorded since 1440, from inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in- 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'
opposite in order, relation, or effect; reversed; inverted; reciprocal; -- opposed to direct
inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual
opposite in nature and effect; -- said with reference to any two operations, which, when both are performed in succession upon any quantity, reproduce that quantity; as, multiplication is the inverse operation to division. The symbol of an inverse operation is the symbol of the direct operation with -1 as an index. Thus sin-1 x means the arc whose sine is x
that which is inverse
Translations for inverse
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the opposite of, as in anticlockwise .
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